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S. Koreans safely arrive in Djibouti after leaving Yemen

The 10 South Koreans who were evacuated from Yemen have landed safely in Djibouti, officials here said Sunday.The defense ministry said eight civilians and two embassy staffers checked into a hotel in Djibouti around 6:30 p.m. Friday local time, or 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Korean time, having ...

Updated : 2015.03.29 21:52

Seongnam to share debt rehabilitation story with U.S.

A mayor from South Korea is scheduled to deliver a speech at Stanford University in California on April 9 and April 14 sharing his story about normalizing the debt-stricken city, located south of Seou...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:55

Freedom of expression debate reignites

Controversy over South Korea’s freedom of expression has been rekindled following a recent clampdown that activists claim is gagging critics of President Park Geun-hye.It was revealed earlier this mo...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:51

Acquittal verdicts continue in adultery retrials

Acquittal rulings have been handed down in a series of adultery retrials across the country since the anticheating law was abolished late last month. A man in Gangwon province, whose information was withheld, was acquitted Saturday of adultery charges, court officials said. The man was sen...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:36

Free buses offered to reduce subway crowding on Line 9

Seoul City announced a temporary bus transportation plan as part of efforts to alleviate crowding on a newly extended subway line, officials said Sunday. Five new stops opened on Subway Line No. 9 from Sinnonhyeon Station to Sports Complex Station in southeastern Seoul on Saturday. The ext...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:35

Koreans with poor body image at higher risk of suicide

Suicide is much more common in underweight Koreans who think they are too heavy, a study showed on Sunday.Among 1,122 underweight Koreans surveyed by the Samsung Medical Center, 101 of them said they had tried to lose weight as they thought they were not thin enough.Those respondents were ...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:35

Japanese court orders anti-Korean extremists to pay compensation

A district court in Japan on Friday ordered an anti-Korean extremist group to pay 2.31 million yen ($19,389) in compensation for attacking teachers who supported Korean schools in Tokushima.According the Tokushima District Court, eight members of the group ― named Zaitokukai ― stormed in...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:34

Dongkuk Steel under probe for embezzlement, tax evasion

Prosecutors have launched an investigation into one of South Korea’s top steelmakers, Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., over allegations of large-scale embezzlement and tax evasion.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office on Saturday raided Dongkuk Steel’s headquarters in central Seoul, aff...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:34

Busan IDB meeting to help S. Korea strengthen economic ties with Latin America

South Korea's hosting of the annual Inter-American Development Bank meeting is expected to help the country strengthen economic ties with Latin America, the government said Sunday.  The finance ministry said, after the two-day-long board of governors meeting came to a close in the port c...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:28

Regulator pumps additional 20 tln won into fixed-rate mortgages

South Korea's financial regulator said Sunday it will invest an additional 20 trillion won ($18.07 billion) in long-term fixed-rate mortgage loans to meet the explosive demand for a new government-backed lending program meant to tackle the household debt problem.  The move came as South ...

Updated : 2015.03.29 15:26

Home shopping channels fined 14.37 bln won for unfair trade practices

South Korea's anti-trust watchdog on Sunday slapped some 14.37 billion won ($12.98 million) in fines on six local home shopping channels for unfair trade practices.  The move by the Fair Trade Commission is the first action to utilize the strengthened Large-Scale Retailers` Fair Trade Pr...

Updated : 2015.03.29 13:26

Cigarette sales drop slows in March

South Korea's sales of cigarettes, which nearly halved in January due to the government's price hike, slowed their downward trend in March, data showed Sunday, implying that Seoul's push for public health may end up being fruitless.  According to the data compiled by a local convenience-...

Updated : 2015.03.29 11:11

Prosecution raids Dongkuk Steel over embezzlement allegation

Prosecution raids Dongkuk Steel over embezzlement allegation Prosecutors raided the office of Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., a South Korean steel maker, on Saturday to look into alleged embezzlement and tax evasion, authorities said. Dongkuk Steel is suspected of stashing about 10 billion won (US...

Updated : 2015.03.28 12:11

[Weekender] Fraught road to marriage

A wedding typically marks the beginning of a marriage. It is also the end of months of preparations. However, for many Koreans the wedding is neither the beginning nor an end. While many aspects of Ko...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:50

[Weekender] How travel addicts defied cookie-cutter weddings

“Thou art sad; get thee a wife, get thee a wife!” If only having someone’s hand in marriage was as simple as Shakespeare put it. What was once widely construed as the culmination of love and happin...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:46